What is the significance of waist bead?

What is the tradition of waist beads?

In Ashante and Krobo cultures, mothers present waist beads to their daughters to mark their coming of age. Once she reaches sexual maturity, larger beads or bells may be added. This is so that, when a woman walks, the beads produce a sound to inform potential suitors of her availability.

Are waist beads meant to be shown?

They’re everywhere, but “they’re not for show,” said Bowden, owner of Creative Waist Beads by Journey Armon (her children’s names) in Oakland. “In African tradition, waist beads are meant to be worn under clothing,” she said.

What does the Bible say about waist beads?

There are no verses in the Bible or Quran that speaks against wearing of African beads. Even if there is, African waist beads are fashionable and our forebears wore them with a great sense of dignity.

Do you take waist beads off?

Do I take them off? Traditional tie waist beads are semi-permanent and can be worn while bathing, swimming, sleeping, etc. Clasp waist beads are made with a metal clasp so they can be taken off. They should be taken off while bathing or swimming to protect the gold plating.

What does it mean when your waist beads fall off?

Your waist bead is totally breakable either because you’re eating too or maybe while moving too fast, you don’t get to notice your beads attached to something and it rips it off your waist. This is totally normal. You just need to take note of what you were doing before it happened.

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How do I choose my waist beads?

Depending on how you want to wear your waistbeads, you can measure yourself above your navel, just at your navel, or right above your hips. Use a tape measure and measure against your bare skin without sucking in your stomach. You shouldn’t hold the tape loose nor too snug. Think about where you want to wear the beads.

What color are fertility waist beads?

Embrace the symbolism of fertility with these waist beads made of shades of green glass seed beads with metallic clasps.